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Stevie Wonder

Higher Ground

Soul
  • Rock
  • Soul
  • Funk
  • Pop
  • Jazz
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  • 1973
  • 2012
  • 1975
  • 1976
  • 1985

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“Higher Ground” is a funk song written by Stevie Wonder and first appearing on his 1973 album Innervisions. The song reached #4 on the U.S. Pop Singles chart and #1 on the U.S. Hot Soul Singles chart. Stevie wrote and recorded the song in a three-hour burst of creativity in May, 1973. The album version of this song contains an extra verse and runs 30 seconds longer than the single version. The unique wah-Clavinet sound in the song was achieved with a Mu-tron envelope filter pedal. The bass is a Moog synthesizer. Via overdubs, Wonder played all instruments on the track, including drums. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Cause it wont be too long ... World keep on turnin ... Oh no

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This song is listed #261 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by Stevie Wonder (See Charts): We Can Work It Out, I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever), Don'T Drive Drunk, Master Blaster (Jammin’), Happy Birthday, My Cherie Amour, Skeletons, Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day, Too High, and Blowin' In The Wind.

Popular in Soul (See Charts): On The Line, Music And Me, Fall Again, I'Ll Be There, It'S A Man'S Man'S World, Stand By Me, I Got You (I Feel Good), (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay, Upside Down, and Isn'T She Lovely.

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